SATURDAY MATINÉE: David Rodigan At The RBMA

The reggae DJ legend David Rodigan talks about dubplates and soundclash culture with the RBMA in today’s Saturday Matinée.

When you talk about Jamaican music (and specifically reggae), you hear the usual names of people like Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Toots and the Maytals, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and the like. But in terms of DJing, one name should stick out above the rest, especially if you’re from Britain – David Rodigan. Winner of World Class NY 2012 and recent MBE recipient, the dubplate master spoke to the Red Bull Music Academy earlier this year, discussing his earlier reggae tales, the history of dubplates and interactions with Jamaican artists. Lovers of music and world culture will want to find some spare time to watch this. You might learn something.